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James M., Scottish gynecologist, 1826-1890. See: Duncan folds, Duncan mechanism, Duncan placenta, Duncan ventricle.


Surname of first studied patients afflicted with what is now known as Duncan disease.


surname of one of the first individuals to carry a recessive trait that causes propensity to B-cell malignant lymphoproliferative disease.
Duncan disease - immunodeficiency disease with propensity to B-cell malignant lymphoproliferative disease in the presence of Epstein-Barr virus, leading to death. Synonym(s): Duncan syndrome
Duncan syndrome - Synonym(s): Duncan disease
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United States Consul Lingford was a fussy, elderly gentleman, and in the two years of his service at Attu-Attu had never encountered so unprecedented a case as that laid before him by Boyd Duncan.
As Duncan accepted the invitation, Minnie, who had been glancing out of the window at the harbor, suddenly leaned forward and touched her husband's arm.
I'll pay the damages to office furniture," Duncan answered, and at the same time landing more bunched knuckles on the eyes and nose of Dettmar.
Once, he caught Duncan by the arm, but was flung back, gasping, half-across the room.
Duncan, won't you, please, please, restrain your husband?
That," Boyd Duncan replied, looking ruefully at his battered knuckles.
Duncan agreed, saying that the States were often equally dissatisfied with their experience in employing contract auditors, which led to most States' abandoning the practice of using contract auditors.
Duncan is a neuroscientist with a long-standing interest in MS.
Duncan Hines([R]) invites bakers across the country to join its 1 MILLION Cupcake Challenge to help end childhood hunger.
com/exclusives/2012/09/michael-clark-duncan-was-love-my-life-says-omarosa-exclusive) told Radar Online that she was "devastated" and that Duncan "was the love of my life.
We are extremely happy and lucky to have Ed join the Duncan-Williams family," says Duncan Williams, President of Duncan-Williams, Inc.
When I got the chance, I studied Duncan dance with Linda Tarnay and the late Ellen Foreman, and sought out Lori Belilove to teach me Duncan choreography for a play I was writing about Isadora.